Press Releases

Green Century Commends Vertex* for Exceeding First GHG Reduction Goals, Following Engagement

Jun 23, 2020

Green Century commends Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,* for meeting and exceeding its company-wide goal to reduce operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the end of 2019.

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Too Soon to Praise BlackRock*

Jun 16, 2020

It’s too soon to praise BlackRock. Its recent support for climate-related shareholder proposals at Exxon* and Chevron* represent progress of a sort, but the rest of its voting record is a black box.

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Investors Increasingly Call for Action on Deforestation

Jun 9, 2020

Green Century’s shareholder proposal with Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.*received a notable 26.5% of the votes cast. This support is part of a larger trend of investors recognizing that deforestation poses a material risk to companies and their portfolios.

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Green Century Shareholder Proposal to be Considered at Bloomin’ Brands* Annual Meeting

May 28, 2020

A Green Century shareholder proposal, calling for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and the adoption of a no-deforestation policy, with Bloomin’ is being considered at its annual meeting.

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Bill McKibben and Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich To Appear on Web Panel on Fossil Fuel Free Investing

Apr 13, 2020

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, celebrated environmentalist and author Bill McKibben and Green Century President Leslie Samuelrich will appear on a web panel on fossil fuel free investing.

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Green Century Director of Communications Included on Grist 50 List of Emerging Environmental Leaders

Mar 13, 2020

Green Century Director of Communications Kyle W. Kempf was included in the fifth annual Grist 50 list of emerging environmental leaders.

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Green Century Withdraws Shareholder Proposal with ADM* After It Commits to Enhance Deforestation Mitigation and Transparency

Mar 5, 2020

Green Century has withdrawn a shareholder proposal with Archer Daniels Midland Co., a Fortune 50 corporation, after it committed to enhance its efforts to mitigate deforestation in its supply chain.

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Green Century Withdraws Shareholder Proposal with Tyson Foods* After It Commits to No-Deforestation Policy

Feb 5, 2020

Green Century has withdrawn a shareholder proposal with Tyson, the second largest meat processor in the world, after the company publicly revealed its commitment and existing plans to develop and implement a no-deforestation policy.

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Green Century Commends Aramark* For Fulfilling Commitment to Develop a No-Deforestation Policy

Jan 28, 2020

Green Century commends Aramark, one of the world’s largest food service providers, for fulfilling its commitment to develop a No-Deforestation policy. Green Century collaborated with Aramark to develop the policy, after withdrawing a shareholder resolution focused on sustainable sourcing of forest-risk commodities, in 2019.

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Green Century Files Shareholder Proposal with BlackRock* Regarding Failure to Act on Climate

Dec 20, 2019

Green Century has filed a shareholder resolution with BlackRock regarding the company’s failure to act in accordance with its public pronouncements about the climate crisis and the risk it poses to corporations and investors.

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